How to Use Bold,Italic,Strike Through Text in Google Plus

There are some awesome features in Google Plus that will make your status more attractive to read. By some simple but discreet way Google Plus let you post status, comment, message text as bold, italic and strike through.

If you properly use them in you can get more +1’s, and possibly more visits to your website or blog. Here is a small example of bold, italic and strike through texts being used in Google+.

So you are interested. Take a look at the following tips.

Use Bold Text in Google Plus

If you want to write bold text in the Google Plus status, comments or message then start your text with star “*” and end with “*” (start without the quote). For example “*This is Bold*” will appear “This is Bold“.

Use Italic Text in Google Plus

For writing italic text in the Google Plus status, comments or message then you must start your text with underscore ‘_’ and end with ‘_’ without the quote. For example “_This is Italic Text_” will show as “This is Italic Text“.

Use Strike Through Text in Google Plus>

For use strike through text in Google Plus then you should start your text with minus sign ‘-‘ and end with ‘-‘ without the quote. For example “-This is Strike through Text-” will result in “This is Strike through Text“.

Use a Combination of Bold, Italic, Strike-through Text in Google Plus

You can combine them according to your requirement. For example;

  • Bold with Italic Text in Google Plus: Start your text with star together with underscore ‘*_’ and end with ‘_*’ without the qoute. For example “*_Bold Italic Text_*” or “*_Bold Italic Text_*” will appear as “Bold Italic Text“.
  • Use all three of them, Bold, Italic and Strike Through: For this start your text with star together with underscore and minus sign like this ‘*_-‘ and end with ‘-_*’ without the qoute. For example “*_-This is messed up-_*” or “-_*This is messed up*_-” will result in “This is messed up“.

As you see you can combine them as you want.

Use a Chrome Browser Extension for adding Bold, Italic, Strike Through Text in Google Plus

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For the lazy people like you and me; a largehearted man named Paul Spoerry have made a simple and easy to use chrome browser extension for using bold, italic, strike through text in Google Plus. You can get the extension named “Post Editor for Google+” from chrome web-store and if you have any doubt it is free.

After installing the extension restart the chrome browser and log in to your Google Plus account. Try to write a status and you will see buttons below the box for bold, italic and strike through. Also there are several symbols added too.

Just select any portion of your status and just click the buttons. It will automatically add the required symbols in the status. For example; if you click on the bold button it will add star sign ( * ) at start and end of the selected post. Once done just click “”Share”.

In Google Plus; use bold, italic, strike-through text very wisely and make sure you do not over do them. Hope information here helped you. Do share and subscribe.